Mckinsy Middle East/Saudi

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Anonym A fragte am 26. Jan. 2022

1-I have an interview at Mckinsy Riyadh office and wanted to know more about the industries they are mostly working with?

2- I wanted to know how to answer the question about why Mckinsy and be more specific because all the answers I have can be applies for any other big consulting firm in the region. 


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Content Creator
antwortete am 27. Jan. 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021

Hey there,

1. McK Middle East, especially Saudi focuses mostly on public sector (revamping the whole economy from energy-focused to other sectors to diversify), and of course, the energy sector.

2. To help, prepare for the McKinsey fit (PEI) interview, have a look at the article I wrote:

Questions such as why McKinsey, why consulting usually bear no weight in your hiring decision.



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antwortete am 28. Jan. 2022
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antwortete am 26. Jan. 2022
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Hi there,

Regarding your questions:

  1. Local offices generally focus on the local/regional work scope. In SA you should expect plenty of O&G and public sector work (especially infrastructure and ops projects) and less finance for instance. 
  2. You are the only person who can answer that and the fact that you’re asking us doesn’t reflect well on your willingness to do some research and networking (also an issue regarding your 1st question). MBB are similar in some ways and different in others. Try and formulate a more specific question!

Hope this helps! Best of luck


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Anonym B am 27. Jan. 2022

In the author's defence, he/she may lack a consulting network and may have been unsuccessful in securing cold informational interviews with consultants in Saudi. Further, Prep Lounge could be part of his/her research process.

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antwortete am 27. Jan. 2022
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antwortete am 26. Jan. 2022

Hi there, I went through the interview and got the offer so very happy to help. PM if you want to chat. 

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antwortete am 30. Jan. 2022


I've interviewed with them a few months back, and I know a lot of people who did as well. 

If you need any additional help or insights, I will gladly help you. 


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antwortete am 11. Feb. 2022
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Hi there, congrats on the Mck interview. Riyadh office will be more focused on public sector work (with government entities), energy, mega-projects etc. Another point to consider is the lifestyle in Riyadh (pay, living environment etc.) 


Talk to more people working in the region will help. If you need, i have experience working in the region for some year. Happy to help.

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